The singer-songwriter duo Robinson & Rohe will perform at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, January 31. The concert is the third in a series of six during the Inn’s 34th winter folk concert series. Tickets for the 8:00 pm performance are $20.
Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe have known each other for over a decade, developing a friendship as they pursued separate careers—spanning everything from playing Brazilian jazz gigs to composing orchestral scores. Liam Robinson honed his wide-ranging skills as an original cast member of the Tony Award winning play “Warhorse,” as musical director of Anaïs Mitchell’s Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown,” as a composer in the Red Light New Music collective, and as a member of the Becca Stevens Band. Meanwhile, Jean Rohe began touring and recording with her band, Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show. Rohe also garnered attention for her alternative anthem for the United States, “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” which continues to be performed and recorded by choirs and bands across the country, and was published in the Rise Up Singing songbook sequel.
Despite separately flourishing careers, the two musicians found themselves with a musical itch they hadn’t yet scratched. One afternoon, as they sat at Robinson’s kitchen table, they began to collaborate in what would become their debut record, Hunger. Since then, Robinson and Rohe have combined their skills, and now their lives, in a musical and spiritual partnership that is highlighted on their current tour of the West and Midwest.
An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. The menu will consist of red wine-braised beef short ribs, herbed root vegetable mash and balsamic citrus Brussels sprouts, a mixed greens salad with dried cranberries, brie, honey-glazed pecans and champagne vinaigrette, and apple cake for dessert.
Tickets, dinner reservations and more information can be obtained by calling the White Gull Inn at 920-868-3517.